Columbia Industries Welcomes Kyle Mattox as Chief Operating Officer

Columbia Industries is proud to announce the hiring of Kyle Mattox as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his role as COO, Mattox will oversee operational results across all of Columbia Industries’ business lines and mission services. With a rich background in specialty retail leadership and a successful track record in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Mattox brings a unique perspective and a proven ability to drive operational excellence.  

Mattox’s career journey includes leadership roles at major retailers such as Borders, Lenscrafters, and Office Depot. He led two different store teams at Office Depot to achieve company-leading results and was recognized as one of the top-performing store managers. His foray into the non-profit sector began with Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties and Alaska, where he served for over six years, overseeing a portfolio of retail stores with exceptional sales results and a commitment to community impact. 

“Kyle has a passion for the population we serve, and he has a demonstrated ability in successfully leading operational performance by investing in teams,” stated Michael Novakovich, President & CEO of Columbia Industries. “We are excited to tap into his talents to enhance our services for the benefit of some of our community’s most vulnerable populations.” 

Mattox sees opportunities for growth in each business line, as well as potential expansion of mission service programs to serve more clients. Columbia Industries is confident that Mattox’s leadership will contribute significantly to the organization’s continued success and growth. 

“I am so excited to be here, and I consider it both an honor and a privilege to be a part of Columbia Industries,” Mattox said. “I am impressed with where we are as an organization and with the level of professionalism, commitment, and engagement I have seen from everybody here. I am also incredibly excited at our potential to grow and reach new heights. My commitment is that we will continue to provide the best level of service possible across all of our businesses and programs.” 

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